Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Enjoy the Beach Life at the City’s ‘Summer Bash’ Street Party Happening in Canyon Country July 25

July 21, 2014

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The Summer Bash beach party will make a splash on Friday, July 25 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in a new Canyon Country location at Luther Driver between Soledad Canyon Road and Mandan Street.

The free Summer Bash event will feature 75 tons of sand flooding the streets and California rock n’ roll music filling the air.

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Food and refreshments will be available for purchase from a delicious selection of food trucks, including A Rockin’ Ice, The Surfer Taco, Tornado Potato and Cousins Maine Lobster, as well as local eateries.

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Attendees can bop to classic beach tunes as they build sandcastles, pose with lifeguards and experience a variety of activities, including mechanical shark rides, inflatable slides and more.

The Santa Clarita Public Library will also be on site with the finale of the “Paws to Read” Summer Reading program. This will include: crafts for kids, prize drawings, games and more.

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For more information on the City of Santa Clarita’s 2014 Summer Bash event, contact the City’s Arts and Event Office at (661) 250-3787 or visit Arts.Santa-Clarita.com/Summer-Bash/ .

Canyon Country Community Center Offers a Variety of Summer Programs for Everyone

July 18, 2014

 

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The month of July marks a year and half since the Canyon Country Community Center opened its doors.  In 2013, the Center had a total of 2,907 participants and in June 2014, the total number of participants was 3,987, an overall increase of 27% in participation thus far.

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For adults and seniors, popular programming is being offered such as board game nights, bridge and bingo nights, an evening of exercise with dance instructor is also available.

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The Summer Blast program for children offers sign language, conversational Japanese,writing and producing a film, and even a “Chopped” food competition.

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For more information about programs, events, and activities, visit Santa-Clarita.com/CCCC.

‘Rockabilly’ Themed Block Party Tonight at ‘Senses on Main’ in Old Town Newhall

July 17, 2014

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Tonight, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., guys and dolls are invited to relive the days of retro music, hot rods and pin-up girls at the Rockabilly themed SENSES event on Main Street.

The evening will start with the Rockabilly band, Hard Six and continue the night with the music of Three Bad Jacks.

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This free event will also feature street performers and gourmet food trucks, including Baby’s Badass BurgersThe Grilled Cheese Truck, and The Greasy Wiener, or grab a drink at the bar on Main Street.

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For more information about the 2014 Thursdays @ Newhall events, please contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787 or visit ThursdaysAtNewhall.com.  

Suzanne Harper Performing this Saturday at City’s Concerts in the Park Series

July 16, 2014

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On Saturday, July 19, the City of Santa Clarita’s Concert in the Park series, presented by First Entertainment Credit Union, will feature a performance by Suzanne Harper.

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All City Concerts in the Park begin at 7 p.m. and residents are advised to arrive early to get a good spot.  Admission is free to the public.

Residents interested in claiming parking space ahead of time can have the opportunity to purchase back stage parking passes for $20 beginning at 4 p.m. on the day of their concert. There is a limited number on back stage parking passes, available on a first come-first serve.

For more information about the City’s Concert in the Park series, visit Santa-Clarita.com.

Around Town: Thousands Attend First ‘Concerts in the Park’ at Central Park

July 14, 2014

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On Saturday, July 12, the City of Santa Clarita held the first Concert in the Park, presented by First Entertainment Credit Union, which featured DSB (Journey Cover Band).

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Concert goers got a chance to check out the sponsor’s booths which provided fun activities and giveaways.

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Thousands of residents filled up Central Park to watch DSB perform.

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Suzanne Harper, award-winning country singer/songwriter, will perform at the next Concerts in the Park next Saturday, July 19.

For more information about the City’s Concert in the Park series, visit Santa-Clarita.com.

‘Dive-in Movies’ Makes a Splash with ‘Monsters University’ this Friday at the Aquatic Center

July 10, 2014

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The City of Santa Clarita is once again presenting Dive-In Movies beginning on Friday, July 11, which allows residents to relax poolside at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center while enjoying their favorite PG-rated films.

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For just $7 per person, families can settle in for a Friday night at the cinema under the stars from the comfort of a poolside lounge chair or even the pool itself.  All Dive-In Movies start at 7 p.m. with this year’s lineup including Monster’s University on July 11, Despicable Me 2 on July 25, and The Smurfs 2 on August 8.

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Registration is highly encouraged to secure a space at the City’s Dive-In Movie events.  Poolside seating is available, or guests can bring their own pool amenities, including chairs, inner tubes, noodles or rafts.  Attendees must wear a bathing suit to be in the pool, and children two and under must wear water diapers.  Lifeguards will be on duty for the duration of the night.

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The Santa Clarita Aquatic Center is located at 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway.

Signature movie snacks will also be available for purchase, including drinks, ice cream, pizza, pretzels, nachos and much more.  No outside food or drinks will be allowed.

For more information or to register, please call (661) 250-3700 or visit Arts.Santa-Clarita.com/Dive-In-Movies/ .  

The Wait is Over! Concerts in the Park Series Kicks Off Saturday with DSB!

July 9, 2014

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One of the City’s most popular events is back with one of the most popular acts. Saturday, July 12, the City of Santa Clarita’s Concert in the Park series, presented by First Entertainment Credit Union, will feature a performance by DSB (Journey Cover Band).

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All City Concerts in the Park begin at 7 p.m. and residents are advised to arrive early to get a good spot.  Admission is free to the public.

Residents interested in claiming parking space ahead of time can have the opportunity to purchase back stage parking passes for $20 beginning at 4 p.m. on the day of their concert. There is a limited number on back stage parking passes, available on a first come-first serve.

For more information about the City’s Concert in the Park series, visit Santa-Clarita.com.

2014 Santa Clarita 4th of July Activities and Traffic Information At-a-Glance

July 3, 2014

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July 4th, will bring a full day activities for Santa Clarita residents.

  • 7 a.m.  – Independence Day 5k/10k Run at Newhall Park. The 10K race begins at 7 a.m., Kids K at 7:45 a.m., and the 5K race/walk takes off at 8 a.m.
  • 9 a.m. -  The Santa Clarita 4th of July Parade will begin at 9 a.m.  The mile-long parade route, which will feature horses, floats, music, classic cars, military presentations and more, will travel down Main Street, Lyons Avenue and Orchard Village Road before finishing at 16th Street.
  • 9:15 p.m. – The Fourth of July Fireworks Show will begin at 9:15 p.m. at the WestfieldValencia Town Center. Spectators can tune their radios to Santa Clarita’s Home Town Radio Station KHTS AM 1220 to enjoy a live broadcast of the show.

To accommodate the 4th of July Fireworks show, the following streets will be impacted:

  • McBean Parkway will be reduced to one lane on the northbound approach to Valencia Boulevard, and southbound approach to Magic Mountain Parkway beginning at 5 p.m.
  • McBean Parkway will be closed to both northbound and southbound traffic between Valencia Boulevard and Magic Mountain Parkway beginning at 6:45 p.m.
  • Eastbound Valencia Boulevard and eastbound Magic Mountain Parkway will be reduced to one lane between Citrus Street and McBean Parkway beginning at 7:15 p.m.
  • Westbound Valencia Boulevard and westbound Magic Mountain Parkway will be reduced to one lane between McBean Parkway and Citrus Street beginning at 8 p.m.

For more information about any 4th of July festivities, contact the City of Santa Clarita’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 286-4018 or visit Santa-Clarita.com.

City Hall

The City of Santa Clarita would like to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July. In honor of 4th of July, Santa Clarita City Hall will be closed Friday, July 4.

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All branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library will be closed Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

Thursdays@Newhall Series Returns with Patriotic ‘ArtSlam’ July 3rd

July 2, 2014

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The City of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays @ Newhall, presented by Galpin Subaru, kicks off the month of July with a series of traditional and commemorative time periods for all generations to enjoy.

 

Salute the nation with a Patriotic Art SLAM event on Thursday, July 3, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Old Town Newhall. “The Los Angeles Fifes and Drums” will be on hand to perform traditional music from the Revolutionary War and American Civil War period.  Attendees will also enjoy several art demonstrations and activities, including a live photo shoot, painting with artist Jane Mick, a pop-up gallery themed with patriotism and remembrances, graphic artist Al Ewing’s “My American Flag” collection, and “The Patriotic Shoe” project by ARTree.

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On Thursday, July 10, Main Street awakens with the interactive musical movement JAM Sessions featuring Mexican Folk Dance from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Experience the rich cultural, traditions and colorful attire of this lively dance.  Participants will embody the powerful movement of the bull as they stomp the night away with Pacifico Dance Company. This FREE session is presented in partnership with the Ford Theatre Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation and the City of Santa Clarita. To learn more, visit FordJamSessions.org

Senses Rockabilly

On Thursday, July 17, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., guys and dolls are invited to relive the days of retro music, hot rods and pin-up girls at the Rockabilly themed SENSES event on Main Street.

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For more information about the 2014 Thursdays @ Newhall events, please contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787 or visit ThursdaysAtNewhall.com     

SCV Food Pantry’s 6th Annual Summer Food Drive on Now through August 29

July 2, 2014

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The City of Santa Clarita in partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, is hosting the 6th Annual Summer Food Drive to help local families in need now through August 29.

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Items most needed this summer include: tuna, peanut butter, canned meats, fruit, tomatoes, dried soups, cereal, macaroni and cheese, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, bar soap, diapers and feminine hygiene products.

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Collection bins for non-perishable food donations have been set-up at eight city facilities including:

  • City Hall, located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard
  • Santa Clarita Sports Complex, located at 20880 Centre Point Parkway
  • Transit Maintenance Facility,located at 2400 Main Street
  • Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road
  • City’s Corporate Yard, located at 25663 Avenue Stanford
  • Valencia Library,located at 23743 Valencia Boulevard
  • Old Town NewhallLibrary, located at 24500 Main Street
  • Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, located at 18601 Soledad Canyon Road
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Non-perishable items may also be directly donated to the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, located at 24133 Railroad Avenue.  Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday through Thursday.

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Since 1986, the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry has been distributing food to low-income residents. The Food Pantry relies on donations from the community to provide supplemental food on a short-term basis to qualified, local residents.

For more information on the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, visit SCVFoodPantry.org  or contact Belinda Crawford of the Food Pantry at (661) 255-9078. 


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